Ares Defense Group was established on January 28th, 2021
with the purpose of providing professional quality personal security with qualified personnel that meets all unique needs of each client.
Jason Rubenalt is an experienced leader, soldier, sales professional, public speaker, trainer, and most recently Correctional Officer. Rubenalt works to further progress his life within the criminal justice field, while protecting the safety and security of the society in he serves. With expertise in sales, military tactics, and view enforcements, expanded by his education in criminal justice and sociology. Rubenalt is known for his service to his country and respected as a leader wherever he is employed. Through personal and professional experiences. Rubenalt has been shaped, in to an individual that strives for success, is ethically and morally sound, and whose loyalty is without question.
His education and training has earned him several opportunities to work in sales and law enforcement. His travels, while in the military, have led him to Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. With over 200 combat missions, he has served alongside soldiers from all walks of life and several different countries. Training units with various backgrounds, and in various law enforcement and military tactics.
At the age of 36, Rubenalt aspires to serve as a Centurion of public safety and welfare wherever his path leads. He is happiest when he is spending time with his daughter. As he believes that she is his greatest triumph and his personal gift from God.
Derek served as an Infantryman for 14 years while in the Army. He has held every position from Rifleman to Section Sergeant. Most notably he deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2004 where he served as Grenadier/Breacher. He Deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 where he was part of his Battalion Personal Security Detachment (PSD) detailed with providing PSS for the Battalion Commander, Battalion Sergeant Major and any other dignitaries that came to the Area of Operation. In 2011 he deployed to the Maywand District of the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.
He served time as both Battalion PSD, as well as a Route Clearance member. In 2016, Derek deployed to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan where he served as Guardian Angel (PSD) for the Founder of Ares Defense Group LLC, Mr. Jerry Rubinos. He comes with substantial knowledge gained throughout his time of service. After his immeasurable time in the Army, he has worked as a Security Officer working at the U.S. State Department as well as the Republican National Committee.
Mr. Andrew Poniris, is a Certified Protection Services Officer (PSD) with 9 years of law enforcement experience and private security experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University graduating on the Presidents List. His assignments included working with the Secretary of Defense, Chief of Staff, Commanding General of CJTF-HOA and other various distinguished dignitaries. Andrew has completed multiple training courses and certifications to include Anti-Terrorism, Conventional Physical Security, Special Reaction team, Operational Security and Advance Drivers training.
Mr. Poniris served as an active duty Police Officer in both domestic and deployed environments, while completing numerous training classes such as Active Shooter, First Responder, Combat Life Saver and Safety Officer. He is the Risk Management Officer for a multi-million dollar financial institution. Andrew has worked and lead teams at many private security events such as international ceremonies, strategic travel assignments, Key leader engagements among many others. Mr. Andrew Poniris has received multiple awards from both the Military and Civilian sectors.
La’Ron McClay is an accomplished Business Development Manager with expertise in the Federal market. He represents us at Ares as the contracts relations person that helps with the planning for up-and-coming projects and management of paperwork and other activities. He has also studied at Southern University College in Baton Rouge. La’Ron has also been trained to understand languages in the FAR and also completed many rigorous classes and courses on Federal Procurement. La’Ron has a great passion of helping people and being as of service to wherever fits. During his tenure he’s accomplished many great things such as receiving many certifications in the business program. We greatly appreciate La’Ron for his commitment to Ares Defense Group and look forward to many years of success.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
DCJS Certification: Firearm License
Northern Virginia Community College
BG Healthcare Service Inc.: Certificate of Completion
West Springfield High School: Graduated 2010
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
Proactive, Positive Attitude and Reliable
Strategically Solves Problems
Motivated to achieve all goals and tasks - Determined worker
Quick learner and adapt quickly to new work environments
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent receptionist and customer service experience
Proficiency in Windows applications
Ability to work independently and make decisions based on general guidelines
Bilingual speaker – Spanish